As consumers go back to basics and rebuild their denim wardrobes, expect to see interest in white or un-dyed denim bubble up again. Last year, retail data analytics firm Edited noted that ecru and white denim “appeared on the best-seller list for both luxury and fast-fashion brands alike.” Labels such as Cos and Kings of Indigo have since doubled down on their indigo-free offerings, indicating that the trend will likely gain more momentum as time goes on.
From vests to wide-leg jeans, the variety of white denim available is plentiful this summer. Here, Rivet narrowed down the white denim must-haves of Summer 2021.
White denim is not a fleeting trend, and therefore a safe bet for an investment piece. This Maison Margiela pair with a cutout detail at the waist adds a flirty element to any warm-weather outfit.
A utility shirt can serve as both a jacket and a bathing suit cover up. This white denim button-down from Levi’s is versatile enough to bring you from day to night.
H&M is betting on denim vests to be a key item for summer. Pair a white vest with matching bottoms for an upscale workwear-inspired look.
Lengthen the appearance of your legs with a pair of these high-waisted white jeans from Mango. The slouchier leg is especially on-trend and smacks of easy breezy summer days.
A denim jacket is perfect for cool summer nights. Pair this white cropped style from Topshop with a floral dress and white sneakers.
Warp + Weft
A pair of cropped wide-leg jeans is a summer must-have for all. We especially like the pocket details on this style from Warp + Weft, which is available through size 24.
White denim shorts instantly add a nautical vibe to summer closets. This pair from Ann Taylor offers an elevated look, with crisp front seams and a double button detail.
Good American’s “good waist” style offers an array of waist and length sizes designed to flatter all body types. This high-waisted flared style pairs perfectly with a voluminous top for balance.
White denim isn’t just for women, and this denim jacket from Asos Design is proof. It’s available in plus, tall and regular fits.
Levi’s classic 501s get a summer update with this crisp white wash. Made with 100 percent cotton denim, this traditional style features a straight leg and regular fit. It’s available in in sizes 28 through 44 and 29 to 36-inch inseams.